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name and town if you wish to opine. do not be obtuse when writing the factor. i'm sorry about the throat. ms. megyn is next. remember, the spin stops first. we are definitely looking out for you. breaking tonight, serious new worries about president obama's plan to save more than 5 million americans from having no insurance thanks to his signature health care law. plus, a new warning about how tens of millions of americans will likely lose their insurance at work in the coming months. welcome to "the kelly file." i'm megyn kelly. a series of developing stories concerning the troubled obama care rollout. first, involving a white house meeting with insurance insiders that took place earlier tonight. the insurance folks came out of the meeting warning about higher premiums and about potential gaps in coverage for the americans whose policies have been cancelled. people who had insurance and
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liked it and got cancelled thanks to the law and now appear to be in no man's land. the second story is a new report predicting a second wave of some somewhere. in the coming months. this involves business, corporations, group health insurance and that's a much larger market. we have been telling you about it. marc thiessen is a former speech writer for george w. bush. take it in reverse order. >> sure. >> people here, 50 to 100 million insurance policies cancelled. the evidence for the case that this whole story about how it's just people on the individual market who need to worry and no one in the group market. the employer based market needs to worry. it's unraveling. >> absolutely. this is an obama care time bomb that's about to go off. if you want to know why
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democrats are panicking look at the anger in the last few weeks. over 5 million people losing plans on the individual market. imagine the mass outrage if 50 to 1 million people lost it in the employer-based market. this is a huge issue. what happened is small business has found a loophole in obama care. if they renewed early they could avoid the mandates pushing people out of the individual market for a year. what that means is they are going to get the cancellations in october 2014 which is a month before the mid-term elections. there is a time bomb going off of all the employer-based plans that will get cancelled like the individual market plans now right before the elections and midterm elections in to 14. >> we led our broadcast this week with andy mccarthy, former federal prosecutor, who dound a doj brief pending a live at issue right now in a court of
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law in which barack obama's department of justice admitted it, marc, that the majority of group health insurance plans are expected to be cancelled. they said it's by the end of 2013. now the end of 2014. >> yep. >> because of the extension on the mandate. but they have admitted it in writing. why is no one talking about this? if you level the group health insurance market, you are talking about up to 100 million americans. people sitting back right now with their employer-based health care thinking, i feel bad for folks on the individual market, but it's not me. >> because the left has been accusing the right of saying this really isn't a takeover of 1/6 of the economy. but it is. all along the plan is to get these people out of individual, private health insurance into government health insurance because the goal is single payer. so this is all small baby steps toward the ultimate goal of the progressive movement which is single payer. so they are using this as a
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steppingstone to what their ultimate goal is which is to get the private insurance market out -- to kill it. >> let's talk about the news on the president's fix. >> sure. >> he met with insurance companies and they didn't emerge happy. warning of higher premiums. hello. this is one of the main purposes of obama care. to lower costs, not increase premiums. but it's happening. now the people who are not -- you know, the 5 million people in no man's land, purgatory, wandering around asking insurance here. several of the states at issue here have said we are not going along with the president's fix. >> most are blue states which is interesting. you have blue state commissioners in new york, vermont, minnesota and some of the other states that are rejecting the fix because they need those people who are mostly young and healthy to go into the exchanges so the exchanges work. they won't work without it.
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the red states are trying to go along. it's the blue states turning it down. obama's supposed allies. >> you are seeing states going along and trying to allow the insurance companies to offer these plans back, if the insurance companies so choose, because you have to get past the states saying, okay. then you have to get the insurance companies to say okay. they have to comply with the regulations that barack obama put on them and send a letter and compare the plans and do it all immediately. so the policies they may offer the cancelled people have higher premiums. >> yeah. because they have been planning for three years to cancel plans and push them into the exchanges. six weeks before the end of the year the president says, oh, you can continue offering them. that will cost money. they have to pass it on somehow so premiums go up. on january 1 either they can't keep the cancelled plans or the premiums go up so high people can't afford it and are without
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insurance. next year you have the additional time bomb of the employer-based plans. say obama's plan worked and some people could keep the plans today only keep them until october 2014 when they lose them next year, a month bf the election. you can't screw up 1/6 of the economy, wave a wand and fix it. that's the problem they are learning in the white house today. >> marc, thank you. >> thanks, megyn. >> developing tonight a republican congressman introduced legislation a few hours ago challenging the president's executive orders on health care. first president obama by himself delayed the employer mandate for a year with the stroke of a pen. there was outrage about whether he could do that. then the rollout started going south and asked the insurance companies to ignore the federal regulations that were causing millions to get kicked off insurance plans. congress said, hello. but we did digging and found
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candidate obama had a different take on executive power when he was campaigning against president obama, well, against what president bush had done in 2008. listen to this. >> we have a government designed by the founders so there would be checks a s balances. awe you're don't want a president or a congress too the powerful or courts too powerful. congress's job is to pass legislation. the president can veto or sign it. what george bush has been trying to do as part of his effort to accumulate more power in the presidency is he's been saying, well, i can basically change what congress passed by attaching a letter saying i agree with this part p or that part. i'm going to choose to interpret it this way or that way. that's not part of his power.
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this is part of the theory of george bush that he can make laws as he goes along. i disagree with that. i taught the constitution for ten years. i believe in the constitution. i will obey the constitution of the united states. >> wow. joining me tonight, author of the bill trying to reign in the president. congressman, what a thing to listen to then candidate barack obama versus president obama. >> yeah. unbelievable. he's changed his tune. you mentioned he rewrote the employer mandate in july. he changed the date of the statute. it was clear. then with the grandfather issue he said, i'm going to extend the grandfather clause to some of the plans where people got after 2010. he can't do that by executive order. congress can do it by statute. in fact, we tried to make statutory changes in both instances. he's threatened to veto our
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bills. it's an odd position he's taken. he doesn't want congress doing it legislatively though we have legislative authority. he'll make similar changes on his own. that's not the way the constitution is structured. >> i believe in the constitution. i taught the constitution for ten years. i will not be doing an end run around congress. what can be done? what can be done? what happens with your bill? >> so my bill is basically the house will express disapproval about that. so we are on repocord saying we don't think it is constitutional. no one was saying anything. i felt if we just remaineded silent his actions would basically be part of the standard operating procedure going forward. i don't want to have this precedent set not only for this president but for other presidents. even in the news today there is talk that he may allow individuals to go around health and get subsidies going
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directly to the insurers. you can't do it in the statute. we know he wants to do a union bailout. there are all these things coming down the pike. so we in congress have to make our voice heard. my hope is that some of my friends in the other party will put the constitutional duties they have above their partisan self interest and join with me to tell the president he can't rewrite laws. >> what is going to happen when the shoe is on the other foot and there is a republican in the white house and he starts doing these things? if the democrats control one or both houses of congress at that point they are going to rue the day they allowed this expansion of executive power. >> imagine if mitt romney was elected, took office january 20 and said, you know, the fiscal cliff tax incondoleezza rice cc disagree. i will suspend the increase in the capital gains tax for a year because i don't think the economy can handle it. i don't think democrats would
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accept that. the media would not accept that. they are not interested in holding this president accountable for whatever reason. >> it's amazing to see that clip. we'll post it on the facebook page so people can look and listen for the themselves at a different-sounding barack obama a few years ago. representative, thanks for being here. >> any time. >> we have we got a look at what the health care law is costing the president lit plitcally. up next, a former clinton adviser le delaware tails how serious it could get. wait until you hear what he's calling for now. plus, it was all smiles and presidential honors for oprah today. did her recent overseas rant about racist americans damage her brand? alan west is here. >> there are still generations of people -- older people -- who were born and bread and marin e marinated in the prejudice and racism. they just have to die. shhhh! i have a col with this annoying runny nose.
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from the world headquarters of fox news it's "the kelly file" with megyn kelly. >> just when things were looking not so great for the white house, a new round of bad news today for president obama and obama care. the new cbs news survey finds 37% of the country approves of the president's job, the worst approval numbers ever recorded by cbs for this president.
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his health care law is doing worse. 31%. about three in ten americans approve of the health care law. down 12 points since last month's botched rollowe. again, the worst numbers on record. now it's poisoning the president's relationship with congressional democrats. the d.c. website "the hill" saying in a white house meeting chiefs of staff getting together on capitol hill, they were, quote, seething with anger over obama care. one unnamed democratic chief of staff is quoted as saying, quote, this either gets fixed or this could be the demise of the democratic party. joining me now, a former special counsel to president clinton and a fox news contributor, lanny davis. this is bad if you read this article. it was a meeting of the house chiefs of staff. they say the president's relationship with congressional democrats has worsened to an
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unprecedented low. the room was seething over the damage to the party saying he's more unpopular now than george w. bush was. this is the worst they have ever seen it. what should he do? >> well, first of all, i hate the idea that we are blaming barack obama when people like myself and members of congress for years have supported this national health care idea. i think we all let the american people down by not thinking through how complicateded trying to revolutionize the health care system would be. i do think that we have to fess up that we messed up and maybe hit the reset button and start that bringsher look at a more republicans over so it's not a partisan issue any longer. >> really? hit the reset button. >> i think the reset button has to happen when you are facing a system that isn't working and a political party that i happen to still support. i voted for barack obama twice,
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supported the affordable care act. this is not working. everybody has to look at facts and let the facts drive you, not ideology drive the facts. there are things we need to do to hit the reset button to try to fix this rather than give up. >> what do you make of the predictions now coming from folks that this -- the immense damage being done to the party and that this could be the demise of the party. do you believe this goes beyond the failure or potential failure of the health care law? >> i don't think the word "demise" is appropriate. it is a serious problem for democrats in the 2014 election and maybe going forward beyond that. i think republicans have had severe setbacks in recent months and suddenly the democrats appear to be in trouble. the american people are resilient in allowing a political party and individual democrats to recover from a mistake. the mistake here is twofold.
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it's the implementation that went wrong. there is clearly in competencom there. but it was a complicated system. the second is not reaching out to the private sector. as i have said to you before -- >> what about the misrepresentation? >> the misrepresentations come from the failure to explain this program -- >> honestly? >> in a way that -- i don't think there was intentional misrepresentation. that's my bias. we were all mistaken that one unintended consequence by increasing the regulatory standards that you have to have a higher level of insurance so everybody can be covered at a better level of coverage, we didn't intend for people to lose their policies. president clinton -- >> i don't know about that, lanny. the facts aren't bearing you out on that. >> intention is hard to -- >> we talked about on monday -- and you know this. there is a doj brief filed in late october in which the
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president's doj is arguing about how the group health insurance market will lose the majority of its policies as well. this goes well beyond the individual market. they want us to believe this stuff isn't out there. we can read. we can see with our eyes. >> there is no question we didn't get out in front of the story as a crisis manager. as soon as the first indication that this system was not going to work, how it was intended ahead of time. president obama should have warned everyone the system wasn't going to work. warn people they would lose their policy unless they upgraded and paid more and regretted he didn't explain it better during the cam pain. that's called getting out in front of a story. finger pointing at president obama isn't fair. i was in favor of the act. i didn't see the unintended consequences. >> he's the chief executive. the law is called obama care. a term he endorsed. >> so he's got to take
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responsibility. he's starting to but he has to tell us how to fix it. i think the private sector and the private exchanges out there ought to be used by the president. he still hasn't mentioned the expression private sector other than insurance companies which are going to sell their own policies. the private exchanges are required to list the policies. they don't cost taxpayers money. >> interesting. >> why won't president obama embrace the private sector when we really need a partnership? >> we have heard similar complaints from website techies who say, i have offered to help and i don't get a response. >> you would think they would want that. >> lanny, thank you. >> good to be here. it's one of the country's top journalists writing that the health care mess is president obama's katrina. the administration is hammering back on the comparison. that journalist joins us live to defend his piece. plus, presidential honors for oprah today. did her recent overseas rant
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there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in that prejudice and racism. they just have to die. >> well. that was oprah winfrey during an overseas interview last week saying many of the president's critics are mote sated by racism. and suggesting the country needs to wait for them to die. she went on from there. today she was given the presidential medal of freedom, the highest civilian award in the united states. it's designed to recognize those
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who made especially meritorious contributions to the national interest. trace gallagher has more. >> oprah was among 16 americans to win the presidential medal of freedom. the president said she rose up from a childhood of poverty and abuse to the pinnacle of the entertainment world. here is the president. listen. >> oprah's greatest strength has always been her ability to help us discover the best in ourselves. michelle and i count ourselves among her many devoted fans and friends. >> she is devoted defender of the president. during an interview with the bbc last week she was asked if the president would be treated the same way if he was white and would he face the same confrontation. oprah said this. >> yeah. i think there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs and that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases
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because he's african-american. >> if by disrespect she means lack of support by white voter keep in mind president obama won as many white votes in 2012 as president clinton did in 1992 and more white votes than jimmy carter, walter mondale and george mcgovern. if by disrespect she means resistance to the affordable care act, his attorneys point to the push for health care spear headed by hillary clinton. oprah's show ended two years ago. her network has been on the air two and a half. still struggling in the ratings. can't get the same magic the show had. >> trace, thank you. alan west is a fox news contributor and congressman from florida. good to see you. >> my pleasure. >> amazing to see someone as successful as oprah winfrey, a
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billionaire thanks in large parts to american viewers loving her -- white, black, brown, you name it -- loving her, talking about racist americans. >> yes. thanks and pleasure to be with you, megyn. it's appalling and un k unconscionable that you would have oprah winfrey, a billionaire, and the first african-american president and they are both continuing to try to use the race card to talk about the failures and faults not in his racial content but in the content of his character and the failure of his policy. based upon what oprah winfrey described as being a racist, i guess i'm a racist as well. i don't agree with the policies. what's interesting is how, you know, oprah winfrey or morgan freeman or some of the others, when black conservatives are attacked viciously by white liberals, you don't hear from them. or when harry reid can say he accept it is president because he's light-skinned and he
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doesn't use negro dialect, that's accept eed language from the left. it's setting race relations back in the united states of america. >> amazing. the only example she offers of disrespect based on race was what we believe is the joe wilson incident where he called out "you lie" when the president gave a state of the union address and he said illegal immigrants wouldn't get coverage under obama care. that's her incidence. in a court of law that would not fly. there is nothing to say it's based on race. didn't joe biden once refer to -- >> clean and articulate. >> he's so clean and articulate. that would fly in a court of law. where is the evidence that the president's critics and she's not talking about crazy internet
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critics. she's talking about joe wilson, basing upset on race. >> that doesn't have to be in evidence for the people on the left. understand when you call out the race card, that's the last line of defense for them to try to get you to back off. no one wants to be called a racist. that's the means by which you try to silence people. it's a suppression of your freedom of speech in this great nation in which we live. this is a tactic that comes from the rules for radicals school of thought which was born out of chicago which is where the president is from. if we don't to allow people to throw this against us, robert redford did it as well. then we will allow the president to believe he can do and say what he wishes and whatever he wants. you just had congressman desantos on and president obama saying how he would honor the constitution and look at what
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he's done now. >> interesting how her ratings have gone down or her tv success struggled since she did get political and started making statements like this. no question there are racist people out there and some people criticize the president based on racist views but the she used was telling. colonel, thank you. >> thank you, megyn. >> a lot of people love oprah. you don't make a billion dollars on tv if people don't love you. yet she stirs the pot sometimes. we are taking your thoughts on that. send me a tweet. an angry white house is slamming comparisons being made between the botched health care rollout, to put it charitably and how the bush administration handled hurricane katrina. one of the top journalists making the comparison and taking heat from the white house is with us next. and breaking news on what the white house said about the health care website just a week before the failed launch. ♪ ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪
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breaking tonight, new the reaction from the obama administration after fox news channel got ahold of e-mails showing the administration was worried about the health care website ahead of its launch despite its claims to the contrary. ed henry is our chief white house correspondent. ed? >> good to see you, megyn. what's significant is just last thursday at the news conference at the white house the president suggested he was surprised that the website turned out so poorly and specifically said, look, my critics accuse me of a lot of things. one thing i'm not is stupid. if we had known before the launch october 1 there were problems we would not have moved forward. what's significant is this is an e-mail fox good today from henr. he refers to todd park and says when todd park and marilyn were
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here yesterday one of the things todd conveyed was a fear the white house has about being unavailable suggesting they were worried about it and high volume and how it could overwhelm the system. he said in the e-mail that was obtained first by darryl issa that they were concerned about when people go on the website if they log on and can't get on it might stir up the media. he said i'm picturing the online and print publications taking screenshots of what is below and ramping up the hyperbole about not being functional. that suggests they were more worried about p.r. than dealing with consumers. cms says, even before the launch of the website this is a complex project. we expected there would be issues. however we didn't anticipate the degree of the problems in the system. again this is raising new
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questions tonight though about what they knew a woke before the launch and raise it is question about why didn't somebody put on the brakes and say, maybe we need more time here. inside the white house tonight, top officials are telling me, look, they think they will get the website fixed and in the long run the law will work. they are still in trouble. >> kathleen sebelius was at an event when it failed in front of her. >> yeah. this website, the problems keep coming. she was there. somebody said, this is great. it's working. she was smiling. when it didn't work you saw the smile disappear. >> wah-wah. good to see you. >> you, too. >> president obama has taken a credibility hit with statements like if you like your plan, you can keep it, period. my next guest says obama care is the president's katrina or iraq. he defends the comparison. saying that the president has a credibility problem that's similar to the one developed by president george w. bush after his handling of katrina and
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iraq. ron fornier is a national correspondent. good to see you. people didn't like that comparison. particularly people on the left. saying you have to be crazy. people died after hurricane katrina. they died in the iraq war. how can you compare the failed rollout of obama care to that? >> that's the oldest trick in the book. of course i'm not crises. there is no comparison between iraq and katrina and obama care. there haven't been thousands of deaths with obama care. there is a correlation about how the presidents handled the crisis and how the public views them. >> we are seeing a similar approval rating. president obama was at incredible ig heights. now look at this. 1760 days into the presidency. president obama, 41%, president
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bush, 38%. a gallup poll says two points. 37% for barack obama. 35% president bush. they are neck and neck in terms of how the public dislikes them. >> it's a race to the bottom. those aren't the most important numbers. what held up president bush in his first and second term were even if people didn't agree with him they liked and trusted him. as soon as the president loses that competency and credibility with the public, which bush did in 2005 and president obama is now, they are toast. especially in the second term. there is no history of a president in the second term having come down this far, ever having come back up. >> how does barack obama -- you said president bush never came back after katrina. >> not really. >> can barack obama come back? >> he can. just because it hasn't happened before doesn't mean it can't.
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he first has to focus on leading, getting something done and following through on the nitty-gritty of oh governing. something he doesn't like to do. >> i'm sorry. let me interrupt you. he keeps trying to get something done. we talked about whether he's doing it in a way that's constitutional and allowed. right now, barack obama wants to solve it. we have folks we call lawmakers on capitol hill saying you can't do that. you can't exclude us from the process. we started the show with a clip of candidate obama in 2008 upset about the excesses of presidential power under george bush. we have a shortened version of it. here is a sample. >> this is part of the theory of george bush that he can make laws as he's going along. i disagree with that. i taught the constitution for ten years. i believe in the constitution. i will obey the constitution of the united states.
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>> now look, you helped create the problem. you can't fix it without involving the people's representatives. >> you're right. you are the one who's taught constitutional law. i barely got out of university of detroit. i don't know if it's unconstitutional, but i can tell you this. it's spin. he's asking the insurance companies would you please let them have their plans that were ungrandfathered out. he's basically shifting the blame from himself to the insurance companies when people aren't able to get the plans back. they will complain to the insurance companies. i don't think -- he has to get the site fixed, shoot straight with the american public. let them know what went wrong and what he'll do to get it right and stop spinning. stop playing politics. just get it done. >> yeah. >> speaking of president obabus. his approval rating went up. i have a funny moment of him on leno last night. >> president obama is getting all the late night jokes now.
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>> better him than me. [ applause ] >> sometimes it's better to be an ex-president. ron, thanks for coming on. >> thanks for having me. great to see you. >> up next, one of the top advisers finding a political message in yesterday's suicide and murder attempt in virginia. my mantra? family first. but with less energy, moodiness, and a low sex drive, i saw my doctor. a blood test showed it was low testosterone, not age. we talked about axiron. the only underarm low t treatment that can restore t levels to rmal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than8 or men with prostate or breast caer. and children should avoido are contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puber in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these symptoms to your doctor. tell your doctor about all medical conditions
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one day after terrible violence shattered the family of a well known democrat in virginia, one of president obama's former top advisers sent what some call an inappropriately political tweet about the attempted murder of his son. today he said, the family tragedy in virginia is one more reflection of compelling need to strengthen mental health services instead of cutting them. monica crowley is here. bernard whitman is here, author of "52 reasons to vote for obama." does anyone still buy that? it's over. that's a book with a limited shelf life. >> still a top seller. >> is this in your view political? he doesn't specifically call out a political party but critics are saying it. >> i interpreted it as shameful for david axelrod who has been and remain as political confidant of the president so
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use a personal tragedy for the deeds family to score a political point and he was wrong. the son who stabbed his father and is now dead was turned away from an institution the day before. >> that's why he tweeted this. he went to a mental health institution and allegedly couldn't get a bed at a psychiatric -- >> that wasn't true. there were two hospitals in the region that could have taken him. >> three, i heard. >> he was wrong on that. also to try to leverage a tragedy like this when a family is grieving and the investigation is ongoing. to use it as an opportunity to score a political point. >> i am aghast that you are suggesting this is the opportunity to score political points. this is an opportunity to cast a clear light on a huge problem. one in four americans has suffers from mental illness in a given year. we all know people who have. what david tried to say is
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states in the last two years cut almost 2 billion dollars out of mental health services. what wasn't noticed with obama care is one, we are finally going to enforce a law george bush signed to give tary ti to mental health yishs and drug abuse on the same level as fids call illness and with the affordable care act we'll get better treatments. payments are the same -- >> talking about the shortage of beds, bernard. >> but it's kpa we need. >> the shortage of beds in virginia were due to budget cut backs from dems and republicans. >> you're making my point. you just turned into it a political issue. when we look at the 2008 law you stated that president bush signed into law it was about parity for mental illness, forcing insurance companies to teet them on par with physical
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illnesses. you had opposition and support t on both sides of the aisle. president bush signed into it law. after the newtown shooting last year, you have republicans leading the charge for increasing spending on mental illness in lieu of gun control but they were arguing for more spending. >> he's talking about we shouldn't be cutting services and so on. it sounds like he may not have known there were beds available and that the initial reporting was confused. >> i don't think he's talking specifically about deeds. >> how do you know that? this administration advised by him has a history of shooting first, asking questions later. may i remind you of the alleged cambridge plits, they acted stupidly, according to the president which he had to dial back. >> putting mental health care as the same level of care for physical illnesses. we owl know hundreds of billions is wasted every year in the economy. millions of lives are ravaged by
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mental health. if we can get on the same par as f physical health issues it will benefit society and the country. >> you have that. >> i want the viewers to know they will now do an investigation in virginia about why they were told there was no bed available when there were three. this will raise a question about what we need to do with the mental health system. something clearly failed here. >> terrible tragedy. my heart goes out. >> thank you so much. >> you bet. >> up next, is the just announced peace deal in afghanistan going to require an apology? and "hannity" at the top of the hour with this. >> they are jeopardizing the health insurance of some 200 million americans who get health insurance and the private health insurance market. they are causing millions to have the plans they like now be cancelled. they are driving up rates all across the country. if they had been honest about the tradeoff. if the president said to cover 15, 16, 17 million people we are
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developing tonight, denying reports that the deal requires america to apologize for anything. wore acknowledging that the deal will allow a standard expression of regret. what's that? lieutenant colonel ralph peters is author of "hell or richmond" karzcakarzai wants an acknowled of u.s. mistakes in the past. what he'll get is a standard expression of regret. the administration says it is not an apology. your thoughts? >> you can keep your health insurance if you like it.
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it's sad. they are twisting language. the bottom line is karzai demanded and already has gotten or will get an expression of regret, an apology. what do we have to apologize to the afghans for? for the 2300 americans that died defending this treacherous government? for the tens of billions in aid we have given afghanistan, much of which afghans stole? for liberating them from the taliban and giving afghans a chance to rise from barbarism into decent government? is that what we should poll squiez for? karzai villifies us, exaggerates our supposed atrocities for political gain. we bow down. the generals bow down. by the way, it looks like the deal with afghanistan will be very, very bad -- is the politist word i can use. >> supposedly the apology, expression of regret, whatever it is, is for civilian
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casualties as a result of u.s. troop behavior. >> bull merde. our attacks on the taliban and al qaeda figures are the precise in history whether with drones or special operations. we go to incredible lengths to minimize civilian casualties. we have been successful. without precedent in history. karzai plays the taliban, doesn't say anything about taliban atrocities. by the way, you will never have a clean war. i am proud of the record of our troops. even if the generals kowtow to karzai. we have the most disciplined, finest military in history. they have become pawns for obama's vanity project -- afghanistan. >> where's our apology, ralph? >> we'll never get one. it's sad because no one in this administration, megyn, has
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articulated concrete, meaningful strategic goals in afghanistan that's worth it. they say, al qaeda may come back. al qaeda is in syria, in iraq. they are in lebanon, north africa. obama has given us a rebirth of al qaeda and afghanistan is a dead letter. >> ralph peters, thanks for being here. we'll be right back.
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tweets about oprah and the obama video we played. michael tweets, senator obama wouldn't have liked this president obama guy much. follow me on twitter @megyn kelly. check out our facebook page at kelly file. good night . it is the end of obamamania. >> yes, we can! >> the approval rating drops to the lowest point ever. >> one of the problems we have had is one side of capitol hill is invested in failure. >> bob beckel and andrea tantaros are are here. >> i want to say i'm sorry to mrs. palin. >> ann coulter has a message for nbc news. >> it's worse than people know. >> plus a former obama secret service agent warns that
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